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This research has been supported by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP). The Lighting Research Center also worked with Rensselaer's Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, and Mechanics, who worked to develop recommendations for the design of snowplow equipment that would minimize visibility problems caused by blown snow.

The individual contributions of Brian Thompson, Hany Nakhla, Neil Eklund, Benjamin Koyle, Richard Pysar, Duane Amsler, John Cook, Joseph Doherty, and Jan Mielhede are greatly appreciated.

Acknowledgment of Sponsorship and Disclaimer

The work on rear lighting for snowplows described in this web site was sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, and was conducted in the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, which is administered by the Transportation Research Board of the National Research Council. The opinions and conclusions expressed or implied in this site are those of the research agency. They are not necessarily those of the Transportation Research Board, the National Research Council, the Federal Highway Administration, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, or the individual states participating in the National Cooperative Highway Research Program.

About the Researchers

John D. Bullough
John D. Bullough works with other LRC staff in developing proposals and in planning, conducting, and presenting research projects. He teaches in the LRC's master's degree program in lighting. His current research responsibilities include managing several projects in human factors and lighting technologies at the LRC, including the effects of lighting on chronobiology, vision at mesopic light levels, and use of light-emitting diodes in lighting applications.

Dr. Mark S. Rea
Dr. Mark S. Rea, Ph.D., is the chief administrator of the LRC. He conducts research in many areas including mesopic vision, psychological responses to light, and visual performance.

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